When I think back to training for my first Ironman, there’s one word that always pops up: uncertainty. It’s just such a great unknown that there’s no way to really assure yourself you’re going to finish. And yes, while I
How does simplifying our triathlon training help our lives? That’s the question that immediately popped into my head after watching the documentary “Minimalism” on Netflix the other night. Minimalism goes deep into commercialism, along with how decluttering your life genuinely
Two weeks ago I got a head and chest cold and have been battling it ever since. It’s been a tough pill to swallow because I wanted to keep my swim, bike, run routine tuned up, and hit the new
Triathlon is a process. We start with blind exuberance then evolve. There’ve been many times when I’ve reflected and cringed. I used to “say” I was doing it to become a better person, and that’s somewhat true, but not in the beginning.
Like many triathletes I could barely conquer two lengths of the pool when I started swimming. That was 2012 and I was 49 years old. My first Olympic (1500 meter swim) was in September of that year where I swam 42 minutes (2:48/100)
I’m about as old-school as they come, and have spent most of my triathlon career dreaming bout racing in Hawaii, but a conversation with my coach on the latest Crushing Iron podcast just changed my mind on the World Championship.
Here is your first Crushing Iron FRIDAY FIVE. Each week we will dig up enlightening reads and training strategies for Swim, Bike, Run, a Wild Card and Bonus. We’ll also embed a motivational video. Hopefully this helps you get through some of these long
Honestly, I probably don’t listen to my coach as much as I should. Since the beginning I’ve always had self-concocted approaches to training, most of which center on finding the best short cut. But after doing 9 podcasts with Coach
For the longest time I thought running my perfect Ironman marathon came down to one theory: If I could learn to make my ideal goal pace (around 8:30) seem easy in training, I could hold it during the race. It made total
Coach Robbie and I recently recorded a podcast on off-season training myths. Here’s a taste of the discussion in outline form. Be sure to subscribe to the Crushing Iron podcast on iTunes. THREE OFF SEASON TRIATHLON TRAINING MYTHS 1 .